What do you think these 2 snippets say?

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  1. Sis

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    They are from a baptism register of 1733.

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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Looks like a truncated Robert to me... :confused:
     
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    The bottom one does to me, but I'm not so sure the top one does. (But I could be wrong). They are from the same page and the whole page is written in the same hand.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    The bottom one I would say is definitely Robert.
     
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    I'm wondering if I'm just seeing what I want to see. When I first read the entry I immediately said Reverend Revd. Can anyone else see that or is it wishful thinking?
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    Agree with Chimp. The top one though is a puzzler. To me it comes across as Roo with a floating d. o_O
     
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    So it does, now I'm even more confused!o_O:rolleyes:
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I have seen the letter 'e' seemingly in reverse as in this snip which allows or a v'd. ergo Rev'd.

    Magnify it, definitely NOT an 'o'.
     
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    That's what I thought when I first saw it. (And Robt for the other one)
     
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    Thank you very much everyone.
     
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